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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. RES. 550

    Commending the people in the United States who are carrying out 
essential tasks during the unprecedented time of crisis created by the 
                  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 23, 2020

 Mr. Perdue submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
                     the Committee on the Judiciary

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                               RESOLUTION


 
    Commending the people in the United States who are carrying out 
essential tasks during the unprecedented time of crisis created by the 
                  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Whereas the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (referred to in this preamble as ``COVID-
        19'') has created an unprecedented health crisis that has caused 
        significant economic risks and harm to the well-being of the United 
        States;
Whereas the United States is racing to address the uncertainty caused by that 
        crisis while ensuring that people have access to critical care and the 
        essential items they need;
Whereas the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health 
        and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security, other Federal 
        agencies, and State and local governments are tirelessly leading the 
        United States through that unprecedented crisis;
Whereas health workers are on the front lines leading the charge to solve the 
        crisis, flatten the curve, and protect the United States;
Whereas first responders show bravery and courage by putting themselves at risk 
        while providing critical care to those who have COVID-19 and other 
        infectious diseases and conditions;
Whereas the brave members of the National Guard are always ready and always 
        available to respond in times of need;
Whereas truck drivers, delivery persons, airline workers, and supply chain 
        specialists are transporting critical medical goods between hospitals, 
        essential items to stores, and food and delivered goods to the homes of 
        people throughout the United States;
Whereas the energy industry is helping the United States by providing the power 
        necessary for hospitals, governments, and businesses to work day and 
        night responding to the crisis;
Whereas farmers and grocery store workers are feeding communities and helping 
        families across the United States put food on the table;
Whereas educators in the United States have adapted quickly to distance and 
        online teaching and continue to provide the children of the United 
        States with a high-quality education under uncertain circumstances; and
Whereas janitorial-services businesses and staff are keeping buildings and 
        businesses across the United States safe by providing the critical 
        cleaning services necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) recognizes--
                    (A) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
                the Department of Health and Human Services, the 
                Department of Homeland Security, other Federal 
                agencies, and State and local governments for 
                tirelessly leading the United States through the 
                unprecedented crisis created by the Coronavirus Disease 
                2019 (referred to in this resolution as ``COVID-19'');
                    (B) the health workers who are on the front lines 
                leading the charge to solve the crisis, flatten the 
                curve, and protect the United States;
                    (C) the first responders who show bravery and 
                courage by putting themselves at risk while providing 
                critical care to those who have COVID-19 and other 
                infectious diseases and conditions;
                    (D) the brave members of the National Guard who are 
                always ready and always available to respond in times 
                of need;
                    (E) the truck drivers, delivery persons, airline 
                workers, and supply chain specialists who are 
                transporting--
                            (i) critical medical goods between 
                        hospitals;
                            (ii) essential items to stores; and
                            (iii) food and delivered goods to the homes 
                        of people throughout the United States;
                    (F) the energy industry for helping the United 
                States by providing the power necessary for hospitals, 
                governments, and businesses to work day and night 
                responding to the crisis;
                    (G) the farmers and grocery store workers who are 
                feeding communities and helping families across the 
                United States put food on the table;
                    (H) the educators in the United States who--
                            (i) have adapted quickly to distance and 
                        online teaching; and
                            (ii) continue to provide the children of 
                        the United States with a high-quality education 
                        under uncertain circumstances; and
                    (I) the janitorial-services businesses and staff 
                that are keeping buildings and businesses across the 
                United States safe by providing the critical cleaning 
                services necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19;
            (2) commends the people described in subparagraphs (A) 
        through (I) of paragraph (1) who are carrying out the essential 
        tasks described in those subparagraphs; and
            (3) salutes the leadership that those people have shown in 
        their communities and across the United States during an 
        unprecedented time of crisis.
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